Last week JeepForum came under attack by a DDoS SYN Flood attack. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning we struggled to keep JF online as many of you noticed.
This amount of downtime is not acceptable and we do not want to have a repeat ever again.
So on the 13th we will be moving all the JeepForum servers to a new data center in Austin that can better serve our needs. The entire site will be down that whole night as we physically move the servers across town and reconfigure them. There might be additional downtime into Sunday as DNS propagates as our IP address will change.
In addition we must immediately purchase some new equipment, the most expensive being a new Cisco firewall as our current one is maxed out. Our other server equipment should have been able to handle the attack but our firewall could just not handle it and became the bottleneck during the attack.
We have money saved for new equipment but not enough to cover all the expenses. We have to pay setup, 1st and last month rent at the new data center, pay out the last months on our current data center contract plus the new equipment. Just to give you an idea of our data center bill, bandwidth alone is $1400 per month. That doesn't cover power, server cabinet rental or taxes.
Several people have private messaged and e-mailed about donating. There are several ways you can help:
Glad to see you guys got it worked out, I am a little strapped for cash right now trying to finish up my build before I have to buy books for spring semester. But I added a link to my sig, hope everything works out!
[COLOR="Magenta"]"There are two ways of spreading light ...
To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it."~ Edith Wharton ~